Griffins keep advancing

Starr Williams, center, and Gabriella Vermeulen go for a block in a state tournament first-round win over Liberty of Bakersfield. Photo by Dave Peeters

The Los Alamitos High girls volleyball team continues its trek through the CIF State Championships, after knocking off Scripps Ranch, 25-21, 25-22, 25-17 in the second round on Thursday.

Scripps Ranch was the No. 3 seed in the bracket.

Starr Williams had 16 kills and Abby Karich added 11. Alexandria Livingston had 36 assists and also a team-leading four ace serves. Jacinda Ramirez had 18 digs and Abby Blasi contributed eight digs.

The Griffins will play at second-seeded Foothill High on Saturday at 6 p.m. The Knights knocked off Aliso Niguel in their second-round match.

Griffins keep advancing